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Lindsley Early Origins



The surname Lindsley was first found in Essex at Lindsell, a village and civil parish in the Uttlesford district. The place name dates back to the Domesday Book of 1086 where it was first listed as Lindesela. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
Literally, the place name means "dwelling among the lime-trees," having derived from the old English words "lind" + "sele." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Historically quite small, in the late 1800s, the population was 393 and at that time was home to a small ancient church named St. Mary the Virgin, Lindsell. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands and village of Lindsell, a Norman noble by the name of Ranulph de St.Valery, under tenant to tenant in chief, Eudo the Steward. The Domesday Book lists the village as having a mill and five beehives.

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Lindsley Spelling Variations


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Lindsley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Lindsell, Linsell, Lindsale, Linsall, Lindsall and others.

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Lindsley Early History


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Lindsley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Lindsley research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Lindsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Lindsley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Lindsley Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Lindsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Francis Lindsley, who settled in Connecticut in 1644

Lindsley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Wm. Lindsley, who arrived in New York, NY in 1822
  • Andrew Lindsley, who arrived in Boston in 1848
  • S. A. Lindsley, who came to San Francisco in 1852

Lindsley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Lindsley, who settled in Ontario in 1871
  • Harmon Lindsley, who settled in Ontario in 1871

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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindsley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Lindsley (post 1700)



  • Henry S. Lindsley (b. 1956), American politician, Justice of Colorado State Supreme Court, 1955-56
  • James Girard Lindsley (1819-1898), American Republican politician, Mayor of Kingston, New York, 1872; U.S. Representative from New York 17th District, 1885-87
  • Herbert P. Lindsley, American politician, Mayor of Wichita, Kansas, 1961-62
  • Henry Dickinson Lindsley (1872-1938), American politician, Mayor of Dallas, Texas, 1915-17
  • Harvey Lindsley, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from South Windsor, 1894
  • George H. Lindsley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1904
  • Frank Lindsley, American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan Democratic State Central Committee, 1973
  • Floyd E. Lindsley, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 12th District, 1919-22
  • Eleazer Lindsley, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Ontario County, 1791-92
  • Charles H. Lindsley, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 8th District, 1857-58
  • ... (Another 8 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
  2. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  3. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  10. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
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The Lindsley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Lindsley Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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